Grateful Dead Live at Hollywood Bowl on 1967-09-15
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
1. shntool confirms tracks on sector boundaries
2. blemishes typical of aud recording of this age not noted
d1t01 11:05 brief drop out
d1t01 13:50-13:51 tape speed change briefly
d1t02 tape speed changes briefly in a few places
d1t06 07:08 drop out
COMMENTS Bill Graham presents: "The San Francisco Scene In Los Angeles". Other artist(s): Jefferson Airplane, Donovan? and Big Brother & The Holding Co.
Jefferson Airplane set circulates in very similar quality; (perhaps it is the same taper who made both masters).
- 2004-06-02 15:07:27
- AUD > MC > R > R > NR > DAT > CDR > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit (remove isolated pops) > mkwACT > SHN (seekable)
- Hollywood, CA
- Transferred by
- Raoul Duke and Matt Vernon
- Hollywood Bowl
Subject: Okay...it's '67
Subject: AUD or Bust
I find that muffled reverb on Viola Lee and Alligator that goes with these kinds of recordings irresistible - what primal awesomeness - don't let a 3-star review put you off from digging in, if that sort of thing is your thing, but we have to be objective here, too...this one's not the easiest go for the uninitiated.
Subject: I had to do it
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: ok yeah, i think all has been said-however, and another thing...
In fact, the version of "Beat It On Down The Line" has already torched my ass.
Although an audio recording, I still must say it's better than The Betty Hutton Show, since it's VERY NICE.
Subject: My first show...
Big Brother was supposed to open but, fresh from their groundbreaking show at Monterey, they had other committments. So here comes the Grateful Dead! Holy Smoke! What was that? The set list shows them opening with Viola Lee Blues but I don't remember it that way. I seem to recall they played a bunch of short snappy songs including "Schoolgirl" and ended with Viola Lee Blues. As they played the coda, the words "Grateful Dead" magically appeared on the Hollywood Bowl's band shell. In purple letters! I got goosebumps even back then. At one point during the set, Wier asked the crowd in general "Why aren't there any people dancing? Why are y'all sitting down?" This provoked a mad dash for the stage where the Bowl officials had covered the reflective pond with plywood. This flimsy plywood covering was soon filled with joyous Deadheads who ignored pleas from the announcer to vacate the area. The Dead seemed to feed off the energy of the crowd...Ha Ha! I wonder how that happened? Anyway they shot everything they had and made a lot of new friends that night. Oh yeah...the Airplane did come on and played their usual show for '67 but I went home thinking "Who were those guys? Those guys were wild! What was their name again? Oh yeah...The Grateful Dead!"
Subject: Nice show, awful sound, even for 1967
The sound quality is poor even for this year. There are many shows from 1966 and 1967 here are Archive.org that have FAR better audio than this. People who say this recording has good audio for the period just haven't heard much here at Archive. For instance, check this out:
The good news is that there are great early shows with good quality. The best way to get to them is this:
Subject: It's history
Subject: Jerry's Guitar Wants to Lick You All Over
I never ever ever ever tire of Jerry and Pig going at it full hog. Can't. Get. Enough.
How many universes were created and destroyed between the vibrating air molecules in front of the Dead's speakers during the scores of renditions of Viola Lee they performed in 1967?
I don't know how to calculate the number, but I want to visit them all.
Subject: Truth is sad sometimes...
That being said, the quality of 9-15-67 at the Hollywood Bowl is truly borderline horrible. Just because it's '67, that doesn't automatically make it an enjoyable listen. I had a difficult time enjoying this because of hiss and dropouts and what, at times, sounded like a bathroom renovation that the mics were patched into.
On a beautifully quiet and peaceful hike I took this show . . . but instead of really getting into the tunes, it merely became decent background music to deeper thoughts like -- what would life be like if the Earth was made of marshmallow? And terrorists, rather than kill people with explosives, what if they just made people listen to Clay Aiken?
It's heartbreaking enough to read over and over "None in Circulation" regarding '67 shows . . . rather than make the pain in my heart any better, this terrible copy of a show just seems to throw salt into the wound. What a shame.
4 stars for the music
1.5 to 2 stars for quality of recording
Subject: My first Dead concert (at age 14--took a bus)
Subject: shn's are back
Subject: I'm not one to complain, but...
Otherwise this show is pretty damn good.
If you can stand the drop outs and the ever present hiss and crowd noise, then this is a pretty good little show.
Subject: OK sound, jammin' show
Subject: Grateful Dead: September 15th, 1967
Good show, if you can find another one at better quality from this time, you might wanna do that.
Another good source is http://www.gdlive.com/
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